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Disappearing Vampires


*** DISCLAIMER – THIS BLOG IS FICTION AND THE AUTHOR IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF ANYONE WHO PERSISTS IN THINKING IT IS NOT FICTION ***

When an Old Vampire disappears, the Status Keeper is notified and their Status is moved to shelved on the lists.

Since it is common for many of us to take trips abroad, we can go for a long time without communication.

Sometimes the first notification we have of an Old Vampire’s disappearance is when we read the lists, especially if that person is an enemy.

Old Vampires have never taken to the human way of sending a postcard; probably because a card with a person soaking up the sun on it would not be well received.

The telephone is only used in emergencies and even I, with my broad exposure to humans, will not go as far as to use a mobile telephone.

I have to w.o.r.k. while other Old Vampires have holidays which can last for several months.  A few of us do what I believe the humans now call “travelling”, which could last for a few years.

A century is a long time to go without seeing an ally; up until then the ally may have been taking care of business elsewhere.

If no-one has seen the Old Vampire in question for a century or more their Status will appear on the next Status list as shelved and be taken off further lists if the person in question does not reappear.

I suspect that the Status of all Old Vampires is kept somewhere.  It is easy for an Old Vampire to disappear.   Enemies have been known to manipulate people into thinking that someone is dead, then chaos ensues when she or he returns alive, especially if you have their assets.

We rejoice when the Status of enemies is reported as Shelved.  Some people have even been known to hold parties to celebrate.

We tend to forget about allies when her or his Status is reported as Shelved, because life goes on.

Glossary

Bonded Wedding Old Vampire marriage for political reasons

Common Status the point at where an Old Vampire becomes a real Vampire

Debutante Vampires before Dracula came out, vampires who had been newly turned vampire were taught the rules of society.  They then “came out” when they were deemed presentable to vampire society as debutantes.  They are the only Old Vampires who have a zero level of Status and are acceptable.

The Committee see The Committee to Regulate Non-Human Activity

The Committee to Regulate Non-Human Activity a committee that meets monthly and talks about affairs to do with werewolves, vampires and humans

Fence an Old Vampire fight in which they fight to the first blood using fencing

The Hunters see Vampire Hunters

Negatives Old Vampires with zero or negative points of Status.

New Vampires vampires who do not want to be Old Vampires, often live as Goths and hold down jobs.  This started after Dracula came out.

Notice the Status Keeper serves a Notice on an Old Vampire whose Status has reduced to zero that they are in danger of becoming a Negative

Obligation when one vampire is under an obligation from another s/he has to do as they say

Old Vampires vampires who are polite society.  Either turned vampire before Dracula came out or were turned after by an Old Vampire and decided to join the Old Vampires.

Parent the vampire who brought you up (if you are an Old Vampire) in polite society

The Ruler’s Men people employed by The Ruler to do anything she or he asks

Shun a vampire who has committed a sex crime is shunned on their release

Sire the vampire who made you a vampire

Status a ranking system which denotes whether you are an acceptable member of Old Vampire society, which is if you have plus points of status.  See Negatives and Thousands

Status Keeper the Old Vampire in charge of the Status points

Thousands Old Vampires whose Status is over a hundred points

Vampire Hunters New vampires who hunt down those vampires who have committed crimes

Vampire Servants servants who are vampires themselves.  Mostly Old Vampires, one of their functions is to repeat information and gossip to the Old Vampires they serve

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